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Oct 29, 2012 7:30pm PDT
is a mural i designed for the usc student center with input from the latino student body. this mural is the focal point of a long struggle for the students at usc, who have struggled to assert their presence both in numbers and in sensibilities. we will use these lines to take to the center of our figures. and he figured them in mathematically... i call myself a chicana, because being a chicana means that i understand that i am in a position of the resistance of assimilation, essentially saying we will maintain our sensibility, that we are border people, that we live in the space between both the united states and mexico, that we are of neither and of both, and that we are, particularly, a people who...have a political point of view. and this is essentially the bones of the work. this will be like the bones -- what will hold the whole piece together so that not any part of the image will fly to a place. not an arm, not a leg, not a form, not a mountain, not a rock, will be placed haphazardly. it will be placed with intention. it will be placed in a musical rhythm, one form to the oth
Oct 19, 2012 3:00pm PDT
latino, which is a symbol of modern industrial mexico. prior to the aztecs, we have evidence of two earlier civilizations in the same valley. so we have successive civilizations, one replacing the other, for 2,000 years. and this is the normal pattern that archaeologists and historians find when they study a region of the world. what changes are the elite levels of culture -- the political institutions of power and the religious ideology that validates that power. but there is also a continuity. the fact that we have a city here through three successive civilizations is an example of that. and that continuity exists because the changes only occur at the top. the bottom level, the working class, persists and provides the labor and the goods to support the system. keach: with stones from their own temples, aztec laborers were forced to build the spanish cathedral. a new religion replaced the old. but the cathedral is also a symbol of continuity in mexico. many who kneel to pray here are direct descendants of the aztecs. for the commoners, the spanish conquest and the later mexican rev
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